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Black Friday 2022 live: cheap TV deals – plus air fryers, toys and more

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* Many products have dropped to their cheapest prices of the year already
* Black Friday has started at Amazon. Half price Alexa devices, video games, homeware and more
* There’s up to £1,600 off energy efficient LG and Samsung refrigerators at John Lewis
* Very has the most Lego deals (but John Lewis has the cheapest Lego sets)

Black Friday 2022 is now less than a week away, but to all intents and purposes it’s here now. More Black Friday deals have continued to emerge over the weekend – both online and in stores across the country – with many electronics, toys and home items dropping in price. 

Our team of deals experts is busy tracking all the best Black Friday deals this Sunday: we’re live blogging the latest Black Friday news and offers right here. We’ll tell you the offers you need to know about now and the ‘deals’ you should avoid, plus our best tips and tricks for getting the most out of this year’s mega shopping event. 

As we head into the afternoon, there’s plenty to see. Amazon’s leading the way with its 10-day Black Friday event, which started on Friday: there are big discounts on everything from cookware and clothing to TVs and toys. Elsewhere, popular Lego sets have been selling out quickly, as have certain air fryers, but there are still lots of deals on both to be found – we’ve got them all here. 

The best Black Friday deals in the UK

12 top Black Friday deals

Reporting now:

Julia Sagar
Reporting now:

Julia Sagar

Julia leads TechRadar’s crack team of deal editors. She’s covered Black Friday and Cyber Monday for the last five years, helping people across the US and UK find the best products and services for their budget.

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Welcome back to our Black Friday deals live blog

Good morning, and thanks for joining our Black Friday live coverage this Sunday. We’re bringing you all the biggest news, deals, and tips and tricks for bagging the biggest bargains today. Here’s what’s been happening so far this weekend… 

It’s Black Friday at Amazon today

Amazon launched its 10-day Black Friday sale on Friday. The retailer is calling it ‘Black Friday week’, but the event runs from November 18-28 so you get a full 10 days of discounts (it’ll feature Cyber Monday deals on November 28).

Here are some of today’s highlights – and you can browse the sale for more.

7 of today’s best Lego deals in the UK

Lego’s always popular over Black Friday. We’ve seen sets selling out quickly over the last week, but there are still plenty of deals around this morning – at Very and Amazon especially.  

1. Lego Friends Heartlake City Organic Café: was £24.99 now £18 at Amazon
With this Lego set you get three friends and a detailed café that’s full of delicious-looking treats. The set has been £6 cheaper, but if you’re looking for a great budget-friendly Lego gift for someone, this deal is one you might want to snatch up.View Deal

2. Lego Black Panther Wakanda Forever Shuri’s Sunbird: was £44.99 £27.99 at Amazon
There’s a 38% discount on this new Lego set, which comes with Shuri’s awesome Sunbird plane from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, plus four character minifigures. It’s aimed at kids that are eight and older, and can be combined with other Lego Marvel toys to recreate the Avengers universe.View Deal

3. Lego Luke Skywalker’s helmet: was £59.99 now £34.99 at Very
These Lego helmets are a great pick-up for older fans of the building toy as you get both a set that’s fun to build and a detailed sculpture you can display after you’re finished assembling it. This is the best price we’ve seen for Luke Skywalker’s helmet in the UK, so there’s never been a better time to pick it up.View Deal

4. Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts: Dumbledore’s Office Castle: was £79.99 now £55.99 at Amazon
A really good saving on this Hogwarts set. Not quite full size, but four levels, 654 pieces and plenty of minifigs including popular choices like Harry, Hermione, and Dumbledore make this set a winner with kids. View Deal

5. Lego Transformers Optimus Prime: was £159.99 £119.99 at Very
You can save £40 on this 2-in-1 robot in disguise, taking it down to its cheapest price ever. The Optimus Prime Transformers figure converts from a robot to a truck model and back again, and comes with a jetpack, ion blaster, Energon axe and more.View Deal

6. Lego Super Heroes Marvel Sanctum Sanctorum Doctor Strange Set: was £214.99 now £169.99 at Very
Get a hefty discount on this Marvel kit for adults showcasing Doctor Strange’s New York headquarters, with the Doc himself, Wong, Spider-Man and loads more minifigs to assemble. View Deal

7. Lego Technic: Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter Toy Model: was £179.99 now £134.99 at Zavvi
The helicopter is for ages 11 or over and is packed with features including a real motor causing the blades to spin and a swash plate to control the pitch of the blades. In fact, there are loads of real-life accurate features here. View Deal

Amazon devices are super cheap

Amazon has slashed the prices on many of its own devices, just as it does every year. That means you can pick up everything from an Echo Dot to a Fire Tablet to a Kindle for a lot less than usual.

The best deals include an Echo Dot (4th Gen) for £19.99, a Fire TV Stick for £22.99, a Fire Tablet 7 for £31.99 and a Kindle Paperwhite for £94.99

Some of these devices have been cheaper before, but not by much and it’s worth noting that both the Fire 7 and Paperwhite are now at their cheapest prices ever

Amazon Smart Plug: was £24.99 now £12.99 at Amazon
Even if you don’t have a house full of smart devices, this handy little gadget from Amazon can add smart capabilities to attached tech such as timers, schedules and voice controls. It also works great with other Alexa devices such as the Echo Dot or Echo Show. Now half-price – it’s a super useful and cheap addition to your shopping cart.View Deal

Echo Dot (4th Gen): was £49.99 now £19.99 at Amazon
Amazon’s previous generation Echo Dot smart speaker is back on sale with a £30 saving – that makes it the cheapest we’ve seen it. In our Echo Dot review, we found it to be reasonably loud and a cheap way to get some smart home tech. You can use it to control your smart home setup, as well as play music, check the weather, set timers, and more, all with simple voice commands.View Deal

Echo Dot (5th Gen): was £54.99 now £26.99 at Amazon
The latest generation Echo Dot smart speaker offers a step up in audio quality to deliver clearer vocals, more powerful bass and a more vibrant sound overall. Apart from that, it’s capable of exactly the same features as previous models, so it’s up to you whether it’s worth paying the extra £7. It is the first time the brand-new Echo Dot has been on sale since launch, though, so it’s a rare deal.View Deal

Ring Video Doorbell (Wired): was £49.99 now £34.99 at Amazon
The cheaper wired version of the Ring Video Doorbell is even more affordable now it’s back down to its lowest price ever for Black Friday. Footage and alerts can be sent to your phone via the app, or other devices around the home such as smart displays and TVs. Note: this version has to be connected to your existing wiring.View Deal

Ring Video Doorbell (Wireless): was £89.99 now £59.99 at Amazon
If your home doesn’t have existing wiring, or you’d prefer the convenience of a wireless setup, then you can pick up this version of the Ring Video Doorbell. It’s now £30 off back down to the lowest price ever – and you can even choose to add an Echo Dot (3rd Gen) to your order for free. A bargain either way for some smart home tech that can monitor your door and respond to visitors.View Deal

Ring Video Doorbell 3: was £159.99 now £109.99 at Amazon
This upgraded version of the Ring Video Doorbell comes with improved wireless connectivity and better motion detection – but otherwise is the same as the standard wireless version. Does that make it worth an extra £50? It depends on whether you want a more reliable connection and better battery-saving features. Both are useful but not must-haves for all.View Deal

Fire TV Stick Lite: was £29.99 now £17.99 at Amazon
This is Amazon’s cheapest and most basic streaming stick. It’s capable of streaming your favourite content in full HD through all the major streaming apps with voice controls but is not able to control your connected TV or soundbar. A minor inconvenience for the lower price, but it’s worth noting this has actually been down to £12.99 in the past.View Deal

Fire TV Stick: was £39.99 now £22.99 at Amazon
This is a solid price for the standard Amazon Fire TV Stick for Black Friday. Today’s deal brings it to within £3 of the cheapest price ever, so it’s a reasonable offer if you missed out on the discount over Prime Day. Simply plug it into your TV to get access to all the main streaming apps, full HD content and Alexa voice controls.View Deal

Fire TV Stick 4K: was £49.99 now £27.99 at Amazon
To stream shows and movies in 4K you need to upgrade to the fittingly-named Fire TV Stick 4K. Today’s deal is fine, but we have seen this version of the streaming stick for as low as £24.99 in the past. It’s likely that this cheaper offer won’t return given the current economic climate, so this is the best price we’ll see for the rest of the year.View Deal

Fire Stick 4K Max: was £54.99 was £37.99 at Amazon
This more premium version of Amazon’s streaming stick is 40% more powerful than the standard 4K version. All that really means is that it’ll still stream the same content in the same quality, but the better spec means it’s faster when navigating apps and can make use of WiFi 6 technology to give you a more stable streaming experience. It has been as low as £36.99 before but this is so close that it’s fine to buy today.View Deal

Amazon Fire TV Cube: was £139.99 now £119.99 at Amazon
You can now score the first-ever discount on the brand-new Fire TV Cube. Amazon’s latest and most advanced video streaming device is packed with features including WiFi 6E for a smoother wireless connection and 4K resolution support with image-enhancing Dolby Vision and HDR10+ to improve lighting. It supports Alexa commands for hands-free voice control for the TV and other smart devices in your home.View Deal

Echo Show 5: was £74.99 now £34.99 at Amazon
You can get the Echo Show 5 for its cheapest ever price once again at Amazon. The small smart display can be used for all sorts of functions around the home, including setting timers, playing music, streaming videos, displaying photos and controlling other smart devices around the home. With the 2MP camera on top, too, you can video call others on the Alexa app or on other Echo devices.View Deal

Amazon Echo Show 8: was £119.99 now £69.99 at Amazon
Here’s another record-low price on some handy smart home tech for Black Friday. This larger Echo Show 8 smart display features an 8-inch screen that you can use to make calls, watch movies, check the weather, and control compatible smart home devices through full Alexa support. The deal is on the latest generation model, too, making it an even better bargain.View Deal

Amazon Fire 7: was £49.99 now £31.99 at Amazon
The brand new version of Amazon’s entry-level Fire 7 Tablet is now down to its lowest-ever price. As a basic device for light browsing and streaming with a 7-hour battery life, it’s exceptional value for money after this saving of around £20. Definitely consider the upgrade to a Fire Tablet 7 with 32GB of storage for just £10 more, should you want more space for files and apps.View Deal

Amazon Fire HD 10: was £149.99 now £79.99 at Amazon
With this discount of almost 50%, you get Amazon’s biggest tablet for much less. This snappy device, which boasts an octa-core processor and 3GB RAM, comes with a brighter 10-inch display, Alexa support, and 32GB storage. All four colors, including lavender and olive, are discounted.View Deal

Kindle Paperwhite: was £129.99 now £94.99 at Amazon
The all-new Kindle Paperwhite debuted last September for £129.99, but you can now pick one up for £5 less than its cheapest ever price. It’s packed with features to suit all avid readers, including a 10-week battery life, glare-free 6.8-inch screen, adjustable warm light and enough storage space for thousands of books.View Deal

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Get the excellent Nest Mini smart speaker for just £20

Alex Whitelock, Deals Editor, TechRadar

The official Google Store launched its Black Fridays sale in the UK last week, and it’s offering up the fantastic Nest Mini smart speaker for just £20.

This is the lowest price yet for the budget smart speaker, and a deal that’s well under half-price – considering it usually retails for £49. Overall, while we’re quite in the loose-change pocket money range here, we’re definitely in bargain territory, especially if you’re looking for a smart home-related gift.

At £20, this is a fairly cheap way to kick-start your smart home setup. You could, for example, purchase a couple of devices and place them throughout your house, making use of the myriad Google Assistant voice functions to control your lights, TV, or other smart-compatible devices.

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Google Nest Mini: was £49 now £20 at the Google Store
You can bag the excellent Google Nest Mini smart speaker for under half price at the official Google Store this week thanks to the retailer’s Black Friday sale. In-built Google Assistant makes the Mini absolutely perfect for a range of useful applications. Control other compatible smart devices, set alarms, get weather forecasts and play music – all from one little device.View Deal

23 of the best Black Friday deals this morning

There’s loads going on today. Here are some of the best Black Friday discounts our pro deal editors have seen this morning…

Lindt chocolate: from £1
A Christmas classic, why not add some chocolate to your checkout while you’re shopping this Black Friday? Alongside booze, this is the most popular stocking filler that people shop for during this event and Amazon is offering plenty of selection in its Lindt chocolate section. Christmas-themed items include reindeers, (edible) Christmas tree decorations, and of course advent calendars.View Deal

Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar: was £88 now £38 at Boots
There’s £50 off this beauty advent calendar at Boots that’s made in collaboration with cancer support charity Macmillan. Inside there are two dozen beauty products, including moisturisers, masks, creams and makeup. It’s a fantastic price for a lot of products, plus, £2 from every sale is donated to the charity.View Deal

3. Powkiddy Handheld Games Console: was £138.99 now £125 at Amazon
You can now save 10% off this TikTok sensation that’s likely to be on the Christmas lists of many youngsters this year. Basically, it’s a handheld console that runs emulators to play thousands of classic games from dozens of retro consoles. Just note the lengthy delivery times as this flavour-of-the-month tech ships from China with minimal English instructions. Unsure? Here’s what the Powkiddy is all about.View Deal

4. Beer, wine, and spirits: from £4.49 at Amazon
With party season almost upon us, now is a good time to stock up the drinks cabinet. Amazon is here to help you do that for less, with savings of up to 28% on a selection of wines, champagnes, vodkas and whiskies. Single bottles or larger cases are available, including well-known brands such as Jameson and Gordon’s. This link here is mostly focused on spirits but you can find a section with beer by clicking on the banner image at the top of the Amazon page too.View Deal

5. TEFAL Easy Fry Compact EY101827: was £89 now £59 at Currys
If you’re just cooking for one, then you don’t need an air fryer capable of cooking lots of food at once. Instead, something like this compact model is more ideal with its 0.6-litre capacity and small footprint. And, it’s currently discounted £30.View Deal

6. Instant Pot Pro Crisp 11-in-1 Electric Multi Cooker 7.6L: was £249.99 now £169.99 at Amazon
This high capacity version also has the Crisp lid that transforms it into an excellent air fryer. If you can imagine it, the Pro can cook it – and with £80 off, it’s a great Black Friday air fryer buy.View Deal

7. Tassimo Bosch Style Coffee Machine: was £106 now £29 at Currys
Currys is currently offering this vibrant Tassimo coffee machine for £77 less than its usual retail price. For just £29, the Tassimo Bosch Style will let you brew up to 50 different types of coffee, and will automatically shut itself off when not in use to help you save energy. We’d suggest acting on this deal swiftly as they’re likely to prove very popular throughout November.View Deal

8. Silentnight Comfort Control Electric Blanket: was £60 now from £35 at Amazon
Best overall – This electric blanket from Silentnight comes in three sizes: single, double and king, each with varying discounts. You can also pay a little more for two additional versions – one gives you dual control for £57 (ideal if you have different preferences to your partner) and the other is made from ‘extra fluffy’ fleece for extra comfort (from £69). There’s a chance the price of all three versions will drop in the coming days – we saw the basic version for around £23 in February/March. But inflation has kicked in since then and there are no guarantees.View Deal

9. Sony WF-C500 True Wireless Earbuds: was £90 now £49 at Amazon
Under intense review, we called these Sony earbuds “great value for money” – but that was at the full asking price. With 45% off, we think they’re an absolute steal and then some. Yes, 20 hours of battery life can be bettered – but 10 hours from the buds alone certainly can’t at this price point. They’re also light and comfortable, providing an exciting, musical sound. Oh, and they’ve only been this cheap once before. View Deal

10. Oral-B Pro 1 Electric Toothbrush: was £59.99 now £24.99 at Amazon
Oral-B’s pro oscillating electric toothbrush, complete with a bottle of 24-hour protection toothpaste, at its best-ever price. This makes for a good Christmas gift or a way to get a cheap upgrade from a manual brush. View Deal

11. Yankee Candle sale: from £1.89 at Amazon
Set the right mood with this selection of Yankee Candle wax melts and candles from just £1.89. Given the time of year, there’s a wide selection of Christmas-themed scents, but you can also pick up some more universal options if you’d rather not have a home smelling of cinnamon and cedar wood just yet.View Deal

12. Fire TV Stick 4K: was £49.99 now £27.99 at Amazon
To stream shows and movies in 4K you need to upgrade to the fittingly-named Fire TV Stick 4K. Today’s deal is fine, but we have seen this version of the streaming stick for as low as £24.99 in the past. It’s likely that this cheaper offer won’t return given the current economic climate, so this is the best price we’ll see for the rest of the year.View Deal

13. Energy efficient appliances: up to £200 off LG, AEG, and Samsung laundry appliances at John Lewis
A new washing machine might not be the most glamorous of Black Friday purchases but it’ll potentially save you a bundle in the long run in energy and water bills if you pick an energy-efficient model. John Lewis’ Black Friday deals can bag you a significant discount on a washing machine or dryer from a leading brand today. Listed on sale (and reduced to clear) are models from AEG, Bosche, LG, and Samsung – some of which come with extended 3-year warranties and bundle savings should you buy both a dryer and washer together. Note that you can also find excellent savings at Currys.View Deal

14. Sony WH-1000XM5 Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones: was £380 now £299 at Amazon
Quite simply the newest and best in Sony’s class-leading wireless over-ear lineup. The older XM4 were outstanding and the XM3 before it were excellent, so it’ll come as little surprise to know that Sony’s latest XM5 proposition are also incredibly hard to beat – especially with a whopping 21% off. They’ve only been as cheap as this once before – and these cans only launched in May 2022. Our advice? This is a top deal on a winning pair of new noise-cancelling headphones. View Deal

15. Asus VivoBook 15: was £549.99 now £329.99 at Amazon
Consider getting this version of the Asus VivoBook 15 if you need a powerful mid-range laptop at a fantastic price. It has 8GB of RAM and an Intel i5 processor – both of which are excellent finds at this price point. Go for this if you want the extra performance to ensure programs load quickly and reasonable multitasking doesn’t slow the laptop down.View Deal

16. LG C2 48-inch OLED 4K TV: was £1,399 now £849 at Amazon
If you’re looking for an excellent deal on our favourite all-rounder LG OLED, you’ve found it thanks to this extra £100 voucher code at Amazon We didn’t rate the LG C2 five stars for nothing – the picture quality is exceptional. The C2 has a sleek minimal design, great connectivity, and brilliant gaming credentials with four HDMI 2.1 ports to take advantage of the new-gen consoles. And the 48-inch model means it won’t even take up too much room.View Deal

17. PlayStation Plus Essential: was £50 now £34.20 at Amazon
Here’s a 25% saving on the basic PlayStation Plus Essential membership – plus a little extra off from Amazon. This comes with exactly the same benefits as the old version, including access to online multiplayer, free games each month, cloud saves, and more.View Deal

18. Kindle Paperwhite: was £129.99 now £94.99 at Amazon
The latest Kindle Paperwhite is down to its lowest-ever price in Amazon’s Black Friday sale today – with a record-breaking deal that beats the previous lowest price by a whole £5. This incredibly handy premium e-reader is packed with features to suit all avid readers, including a 10-week battery life, a glare-free 6.8-inch screen, adjustable warm light, and enough storage space for thousands of books.View Deal

19. Oculus Quest 2 (128GB) Black Friday bundle: was £399.99 now £349 at Amazon
If you’ve been after an Oculus Quest 2 this is the perfect time to pick one up. In our four-and-a-half-star review, we commended the Quest 2’s solid specs and easy-to-use nature, plus there are some great games on the platform. This bundle includes two of them: Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4 VR.View Deal

20. Google Pixel 6a: was £399 now £299 at Amazon
The Google Pixel 6a is now at its lowest-ever price in the UK right now thanks to a hefty £100 price cut at Amazon. With a speedy Tensor chip, excellent camera, and eye-catching design, the Google Pixel 6a is an absolute steal at this price point for those after a more affordable and capable smart phone.View Deal

21. Shark IZ202UKTDB Anti Hair Wrap Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner with Flexology: was £379.99 now £199.99 at Shark
Get this limited edition deluxe Shark cordless vacuum with a free car detailing kit and filter for £180 off the original price. There’s a lot going for this stick vac, which has a runtime of up to 40 minutes, an anti-allergen complete seal, and comes with 4 attachments: a crevice tool, an upholstery tool and an anti-hair wrap pet tool. It’s a good choice of cordless vacuum for pet owners, and it’ll be a good idea to buy this deal now while stock lasts.View Deal

22. Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds: was £250 now £159 at Amazon
Black Friday offers like this don’t come along very often. We briefly saw them dip to £169, but this is a whole £10 cheaper than we’ve ever seen them, and if you don’t want to be left feeling sad then strike now, friend! Sony’s immersive LDAC, excellent ANC, eight hours of battery life from just the earbuds and stunning five-star sound quality all for £91 off the RRP? Click on through. View Deal

23. Apple iPhone 14 series: save up to £300 with a trade-in at John Lewis
Trade in your old iPhone to get up to £300 off a shiny new iPhone 14 at John Lewis this Black Friday – a significant saving on an unlocked device. While still expensive upfront, this is a great option for pairing with a SIM-only deal this November as many of the big networks will be offering standalone SIM deals as part of their Black Friday sales.View Deal

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This Shark cordless vac has dropped in price again – almost £200 off

The Shark IZ202UK Anti Hair Wrap cordless vac has a whopping £190 off its usual price – that’s an even better deal than the £180 off we saw on Friday. It’s now down to just £189 at Shark, which means you’re getting a lot of power for a lot less money. 

This is a limited edition version and includes a useful car detail kit. It’s a good option for pet owners particularly…

Shark IZ202UKTDB: was £379.99 now £189.99 at Shark
A limited edition deluxe black cordless vacuum with a free car detailing kit and filter, plus £190 off the original price – yes please. There’s a lot going for this stick vac which has a runtime of up to 40 minutes, anti-allergen complete seal and comes with 4 attachments: crevice tool, upholstery tool and anti hair wrap pet tool. It’s a good choice of cordless vacuum for pet owners, and it’ll be a good idea to buy this deal now – whilst stock lasts.View Deal

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Where and why did Black Friday start?

Black Friday feels like it’s been around forever. But where it did all start? And where did that name come from?

Well, the first known mention of Black Friday related to this shopping experience was in November 1951, when the journal Factory Management and Maintenance used it to describe people calling in sick the day after Thanksgiving so they could have an extra day off work.

Around this time, police in the US were using the phrases “Black Friday” and “Black Saturday” to describe the horrendous traffic that occurred at the beginning of the pre-Christmas shopping season.

It wasn’t until 1961 that there was a movement from the local government to change the shopping season to “Big Friday” and “Big Saturday”. Clearly, that never caught on. 

It wasn’t until much later that the notion that Black Friday was the time when retailers moved ‘back into the black’ became the leading thought and it was clearly an attempt to bring positivity to the term.

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There’s £600 off the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 at Amazon

Here’s one from our phones team: Amazon has dropped the prices of Samsung smartphones by as much as a staggering £610. Last year’s flagship Galaxy Z Fold 3 was £1,599 but now sits at £989 – its lowest price ever. If you’ve wanted to pick up Samsung’s big foldable but couldn’t stand paying more than £1,000, now is your chance. 

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: was £1599 now £989 at Amazon
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 offers a tablet-sized 7.6-inch display that folds in half to give you the best of smartphone and tablet worlds in one. Even though it’s a year old, last year’s Galaxy Z Fold held up well, thanks to improved durability and water resistance. We reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and called it the best foldable phone so far, awarding it a 4.5 stars out of 5 rating. This is the lowest price we’ve seen on this phone. View Deal

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Oculus Quest 2 is cheaper – but could drop again

Meta’s Black Friday deals have gone live and there are some decent prices on the VR headset, which we gave 4.5/5 stars in our Oculus Quest 2 review. The discounts don’t quite bring the headset back down to the lowest price we’ve ever seen (£299 in August), but the added games are good value.

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Oculus Quest 2 (128 GB) Black Friday bundle: was £452.99 now £349.99 at Amazon
In our four-and-a-half-star review, we celebrated the Oculus Quest 2’s easy to use design, as well as its good visuals and specs (especially for its price). This deal doesn’t make it as cheap as it used to be (£299 before a price hike) but it’s still an amazing bundle offer that includes a lot of bang for your buck.View Deal

Oculus Quest 2 (256 GB) Black Friday bundle: was $552.99 now £429.99 at Amazon
This version of the Oculus Quest 2 bundle includes the same great games and VR headset, except it comes with more storage (256GB instead of 128GB). Admittedly, you don’t need this much space unless you plan to download a lot (and we really mean a lot) of VR games, but if you want to go all-in on the metaverse this bundle could be perfect for you.View Deal

The Oculus Quest 2 is one of the best VR headsets around, especially if you’re on a budget. While it’s not as impressive as the Valve Index in terms of specs, or normally as cheap as the Pico 4, Meta’s device has more than a few things going for it.

First, unlike the Index, Meta’s headset is standalone. If you want to connect it to a PC you can but to play a VR game you don’t have to. You also don’t need to set up any annoying towers in the real world either, you just have to clear a space and draw a quick outline once you put the headset on so it knows where is safe and you’re ready to go.

Secondly, while the Pico 4 is normally slightly cheaper at £379 (it’s only available in the UK) and comes with slightly better specs, its software is definitely inferior right now. Generally, the Pico OS doesn’t feel as fine-tuned as what Meta’s hardware runs on and the games on the Pico 4 aren’t as good as those on the Quest platform. Not only does it lack great titles like Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4 VR, but the Pico 4’s version of games like After the Fall and Walkabout Mini Golf lack content that’s available on the rival hardware.

Need batteries? 

This 12-pack of Duracell AA batteries is an Amazon best-seller today. But they cost £7.13 at Amazon (down from £14.50) – whereas we’ve found them at Argos for £4.90 today. 

You’ll probably have to collect them, mind, if you get them at Argos – and not all stores have them in stock – but if you’re looking to save money, it’s a cracking price and worth seeing if they’re available near you. 

(Or you can just buy them at Amazon for £7.13 – which is still cheaper than Tesco – and have them delivered.) 

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Duracell Plus AA Alkaline Batteries, 12-pack: £4.90 at Argos
Batteries – who needs ’em, right? Among the best Black Friday deals live right now, it’s no surprise that these little power cylinders often fall by the wayside. But come Christmas, you’ll be grateful that you picked up this 12-pack of Duracell Plus AAs, and for half the price we’re seeing at other retailers. View Deal

Duracell Plus AA Alkaline Batteries, 12-pack: was £14.50 now £7.50 at Amazon
If the Argos deal isn’t working for you, Amazon has the next best price today: £7.50 (they’re £8 at Tesco if you have a clubcard). That’s about 50p more than we’ve seen them drop to before (in May), but inflation has kicked in since then so we’re not sure whether they’ll drop again. You can save even more on larger packs, too. View Deal

Black Friday deals – are they legit?

James Pickard, Deals Editor, TechRadar

I’ve been covering Black Friday for a number of years now, and one of the big points of debate each time is whether the deals during the sale are really as good as they seem. Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer.

In a lot of cases, there are some genuinely good Black Friday deals now, including many big and popular products that have dropped to their lowest prices of the year. I use various price-tracking apps to monitor these top sellers, and track many manually too, and that means I can say with almost 100% certainty whether a specific item has been cheaper before.

However, there are definitely times when a bit of retailer trickery leads to some less-than-stellar deals. As with any sales event, you’ll see a mixture of bargains, discounted end-of-line stock and strange things found in the back of a warehouse somewhere. Sometimes, you have to sift through that to uncover the gems.

But that’s also why we’re here. Now that Black Friday’s in full swing, it’s important to know that we’ve carefully considered the deals we’re sharing based on product quality, price history and how interesting we think they’ll be to you. It’s something we do all year-round anyway to bring you the top bargains.

Black Friday TV Deals 2022

9 of the best Black Friday TV deals

Matt Bolton, Managing Editor, TechRadar

Black Friday TV deals arrived early this year, thanks to sales from shops including Amazon, Currys and John Lewis. This weekend there are super-low prices on a wide range of TVs – everything from premium OLED and QLED displays and huge 75-inch sets right through to budget and small smart TVs. Here are some of our top picks.

See more Black Friday TV deals in our round up.

Black Friday TV deals: quick links

7 of the best Black Friday deals on TVs

1. TCL 32S5209 32-inch HDR TV: was £199 now £149 at Amazon
Lots of 32-inch TVs have to do without the tech that makes bigger TVs great, but not this one. You get Android smart TV and HDR support, so it’s easy to find things to watch, and they look better once you do. With these specs, £150 is a very competitive price – the 25% discount is about as good as it gets for TVs this cheap, anyway.View Deal

2. Hisense A6BG 50-inch 4K LED TV: was £499 now £299 at Amazon
Few other brands can compete with Hisense when it comes to balancing budget with features and functionality. This 2022 50-inch 4K TV comes with Dolby Vision HDR for you to enjoy Netflix and Disney Plus movies at their best, all from and an intuitive smart TV interface. The fact that 50 inches worth of TV is less than £300 is an incredible early Black Friday deal.  View Deal

3. Hisense 65-inch A6BG series 4K TV: was £799 now £448 at Amazon
A £300 price cut makes this Hisense 4K TV a good deal indeed for anyone looking to step up to the 65-inch size range on the cheap. Along with 4K resolution, it offers Dolby Vision HDR and DTS Virtual:X sound for a more immersive experience. Built-in Alexa will let you control the TV using voice commands and there’s also Hisense’s own VIDAA smart interface onboard for streaming.View Deal

4. LG A2 65-inch OLED 4K TV: was £1,699 now £1,299 at Currys
This is the cheapest 65-inch OLED available, so if you want the rich cinematic contrast of this premium screen tech for less, the A2 is ideal. To make it this price, it features less advanced processing than the LG C2, a less bright screen, and no HDMI 2.1 ports for next-gen gaming. But the precise colours and rich HDR are here – for movie lovers looking for high-end pictures for a mid-range price, it’s excellent.View Deal

TCL 65C635K 65-inch QLED Television
was £699 now £549 at Amazon
If you’re looking for a widescreen Smart TV purchase that won’t break the bank, this deal is the one for you. It only offers a 21% discount, which doesn’t seem like much – and it might come down further in price as Black Friday approaches. Even so, with 4K HDR resolution, QLED Quantum dot color, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and HDMI support, built-in Free View, and Android TV containing all of your favorite streaming services, you’ll do well to find a better TV deal right now. View Deal

5. Samsung BU8000 75-inch 4K TV: was £1,399 now £999 at Amazon
A 75-inch TV for under £1000? What’s not to love. The Samsung BU8000 obviously doesn’t have quite the vibrancy of Samsung higher-priced QLED TVs, but this is an exceptionally fair trade off for this much TV real estate for less than a grand – especially as Samsung delivers some of the best budget bang for buck around. The BU8000 has solid upscaling and virtual 3D surround sound. There’s no HDMI 2.1 for new-gen gaming but ALLM is on hand to help with ultra low lag.View Deal

6. LG 55-inch CS series 4K OLED TV: was £1,499 now £949.00 at Amazon
At just £949, this is a great Amazon Black Friday deal on LG’s CS series OLED TV, which is basically the LG C2 but with the panel and design of LG C1. The set sports the company’s latest a9 Gen 5 AI Processor, and it has support for Dolby Vision IQ HDR and Dolby Atmos sound. With a native 120Hz display, it’s also a great option for gaming, and LG packs in VRR, ALLM, G-SYNC, and AMD FreeSync Premium to round out the set’s gamer-friendly features.View Deal

7. Philips PUS807 50-inch LED 4K HDR TV : was £679 now £549 at Currys
If you’ve always had an eye on the bright LEDs of Philips’ Ambilight system, this 50-inch LED TV might be right up your colour-changing street. For just over £500 you’re getting 3 sides of Ambilight that will match the action on screen, and just like most Philips TVs you can make the most of every HDR format for all of your streaming services, including Dolby Vision and HDR10+. There are even two HDMI 2.1 ports for new-gen gaming at 120Hz – that’s incredibly rare at this price.

8. LG 55-inch QNED816 4K TV: was £1,149 now £699 at Amazon
A 39% price cut on this LG 55-inch QNED TV gives gamers an opportunity to scoop up a cheap but great TV to use with their PS5. QNED is LG’s way of saying the set has quantum dots for enhanced colour, and it also supports 4K 120Hz video input and VRR. LG’s webOS platform provides the streaming smarts, and you can also control the TV via Google Assistant and Alexa voice commands.View Deal

9. LG C2 48-inch OLED TV: was £1,399 now £949 at Amazon
The world’s best TV for most people (according to our review) hits its cheapest-ever price for one day thanks to an extra £100 off voucher, but now it’s back to £949. We don’t know whether that price will return, but this is the best we’ve seen for it otherwise. It’s a wonderful OLED TV, and is totally future-proofed, thanks to its great smart TV software and four advanced HDMI 2.1 port.View Deal

When does Black Friday start? 

It’s late November and there are Black Friday 2022 ads everywhere. But when does Black Friday actually start? Is it already running? 

Black Friday doesn’t officially start until November 25 – this coming Friday. But in many ways Black Friday has started. There’s a huge influx of Black Friday deals already, and the annual sales event is in full swing at most major retailers. 

It’s fair to say that we’re now deep into peak discount season. The best deals of the year used to appear on Black Friday itself, but that’s now no longer the case. Last year, most of the biggest offers launched in the seven days leading up to Black Friday – and then remained relatively static as we moved through Black Friday weekend into Cyber Monday

In fact, there were very few new deals in many of the largest product categories on either Black Friday or Cyber Monday last year – and some of the best offers from earlier in the month didn’t return. That’s a trend we expect to see again this year.

From today, then, our advice is to keep your eyes peeled. We’re seeing some serious Black Friday deals now – so if you see a great saving on a product you’ve had your eye on in the coming days, we recommed grabbing it.

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